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the real refs back on the field for tonight's game in baltimore. so huge news there. it's news that broke very late last night right around midnight. and n.f.l. 's commissioner roger goodell released a statement shortly afterwards that says this agreement supports long-term reforms that will make officiating player. the teams, players and fans deserve consistency and quality in officiating. we look forward to having the finest officials in sports back on the field and i want to give a special thanks to the n.f.l. fans for their passion. now it's time to put the focus back on the teams and players where it belongs. now this statement, this agreement comes after two full days of face-to-face talks thanks to that terrible call during monday night football. that got the two sides back to the negotiating table. and just hours before an agreement was reached, terry mccauley, a real n.f.l. referee said this on our newscast about one of the big sticking points in the negotiations: pengs. >> yes, the economy has changed. things have changed but very to remember one thing. the n.f.l. is not like ca
on the field for goodness sake. guess what? they start tonight in baltimore. kristin fisher is live at fed ex field with a look at how the skins might look ahead to maybe some better refereeing. good morning, kristin. >> reporter: that's right. good morning, mike. the next time the redskins play here at fed ex field, the real refs should be back officiating the game. this agreement is only temporary, not quite a done deal just yet. it still needs to be ratified by the union but it's enough to get the real refs back on the field officiating tonight's game with the ravens in baltimore. so huge news. and it broke right after midnight. n.f.l. commissioner roger goodell released a statement saying, quote, this agreement supports long-term reforms that will make officiating better. the teams, players and fans want and deserve the consistency and quality in officiating. we look forward to having the finest officials in the sport back on the field. i want to give a special thanks to the n.f.l. fans for their passion. now it's time to put the focus back on the teams and players where it belongs. this
is at m&t stadium in baltimore with more on that. what's the story? >> reporter: hey, derek, yeah, that's right. the league wanted these real officials back as soon as possible. so they said the deal was done early this morning like you said, but they haven't officially signed anything. commissioner roger goodell lifted the lockout so they could have the officials back for tonight's ravens/browns game, big deal. things will try and get back to normal. many of the changes with the real refs back may not be completely obvious to viewers, but you may notice it's smoother and a quicker paced game, less stoppage to figure out what's going on. more importantly it's about the trust that the players and coaches have with these officials. now the two sides worked hard to end this lockout, one that went a little longer than expected. >> i think there was pressure on all of us to get an agreement from the get go. i don't think anybody wanted to go into using replacement officials. i don't think the officials wanted to come off the field. >> reporter: now gene serator is the head official tonight
the baltimore ravens and cleveland browns take the field tonight the nfl's regular officiating crews will be calling the game. at the stroke of midnight the league and referees ended a three month lockout of the officials. the deal was struck after two days of marathon negotiations and controversial call to the end of monday night's game. after a series of miscalls, run ins with coaches and players, and on field confusion, the nfl referees are heading to the sideline. the league and officials union agreed on a tentative eight year contract that will put the normal officiating crews back on field. goodell said we look forward to having the finest officials in sports back on field. now it's time to put the focus back on the teams and players where it belongs. >> green bay will have a hard time. >> the two sides got serious about the negotiations after monday night's game between the packers and seahawks, a blown call on the last play of the game cost green bay the victory. under the new deal the average pay for the league's refs will rise from $149,000 a year in 2011 to $173,000 next y
in baltimore. our kristen berset will have a live report from m&t bank stadium in the charm city in a few minutes. >>> the return of the referees has sparked an outpouring of relief and even joy. nobody is happier than nfl players including our very own redskins. >> reporter: i'm matt jablow at redskins park in ashburn where the return of the referees was all most people were talking about. >> you always say you don't miss something until you go without it. >> they got the deal done, excited to have them back. >> reporter: some more vocally than others. what was your first reaction when you heard the strike had been settled? >> i said hallelujah. >> reporter: but all agreeing it was a very good thing. >> they know their positions. they know the rules. >> reporter: the players in particular. >> thank you, lord. >> reporter: and for the game in general. what was your first reaction when you heard the refs were coming back? >> great, awesome. i saw it this morning. >> they keep everything under control. a couple week back you had players doing dirty plays against us. those things won't
/ravens game in baltimore. we'll is livework on -- have live coverage on that later in our newscast. >> we have thunderstorms up to our west and meterologist topper shutt is tracking them as we speak. >> looks like a dry commute home, but a different story later and that could impact the ravens game in baltimore. let me start with doppler 9,000. it's quiet around the metro area, but to the west essentially along the i-81 corridor, pretty good thunderstorms there, a severe thunderstorm warning in effect for page and shenandoah county until 5:45. there's a couple big storms out to the woodstock area and front royal and just to the north of winchester. so another storm is just headed for the northeast. they won't make much eastward movement. they'll generally follow the track up i-81 and later tonight they begin to move eastward toward the immediate metro area. we'll come back and track them for you and tell you what that means for the ravens game and if they hang around for tomorrow morning's commute. >>> right now three men are in court for the vicious and brutal beating of a young father walkin
into baltimore county as well. back toward thurmont, you still have some rain, even hagueerstown but the heavy stuff is well east of you, east of route 15. temperatures are running into the 60s everywhere except for garrett county which is in the middle 50s at 55. easton is 68. culpeper down to 61, one of our cooler spots. gaithersburg at 63. bowie a much milder morning over there than it has been the last few mornings with the temperature there running about 65. outside on our michael & son weather camera, quiet in northwest d.c. we're looking toward virginia toward the west, southwest right now. 69 degrees with mostly cloudy skies. no wind to speak of and the humidity at 81%. one thing i want to point out, there's a boundary here. you can see it from southern new england snaking back toward the mississippi valley. a little twist in the clouds coming through southern indiana and kentucky. that will lift the boundary north so i think much of today is dry. as this gets closer, that's what's going to enhance the shower or thunderstorm chance late this afternoon into the evening hours. that's why
refs will be working starting thursday in baltimore. a deal appears to be completed. they could be on the field. that would be a quick turn around, but referee terry stopped by wusa tomorrow. he says the real refs have been preparing all season for this moment. >> we've been studying. we're aware of all the new results. we've been work on tests and keeping ourselves in shape. and we're ready to go at a moment's notice. we could, from our perspective, do it. it would be up to the league. >> let's head to baseball. nationals took a big step forward in philadelphia tonight. second bater of the night, brace harper, gets things going with a two-run shot. top nine, jayson werth sends a ball up the middle. bryce harper would add another. nationals beat the phillies 8-4 lowering their magic number to four. >>> talk about some hot bats, it was a slugfest at camden yards. more one-sided slugfest. the orioles hosting the blue jays. seven home runs tonight. ties a franchise record. chris davis and manny machado hit two apiece. >>> believe it or not, the nba is set to open training camp soon
a look at "oh say can't you see?" on today's new york post front page. and baltimore ravens fans chanted a curse on the live broadcast of sunday night football. >> [ bleep ]. >> that's the loudest manure chant i've ever heard. >> coach bill belichick even grabbed one of the refs after the game. >> oh boy. that's a few bucks. >> some of the replacement refs were even fired by the lingerie football league because they didn't measure up. we spoke by skype with lingerie league commissioner mitch mortanza. >> to have those same officials that weren't good enough for our game officiating in the nfl ranks was a bit shock. >> and of course the late-night comics are jumping in. david letterman's announcer even dressed up as a replacement ref. >> i had a [ bleep ] night last night. >> 200 degrees below today we're look at. >> check out this moment on a green bay tv station, wgba. they had a replacement weatherman delivering the weather. >> get outta here. what is going on? >> deborah: and keeping with thatle bit of humor the footlocker is using this scandal for extra publicity. the retail chain wh
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